Tuesday, September 28, 2010
There are over 200 verbs to practise.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
This idiom quiz lets you practice 150 commonly used idioms. The questions come up at random and you get a running total of your score.
The URL is: www.roadtogrammar.com/idioms
What is an idiom?
An idiom is any phrase where the words themselves do not convey the actual meaning. For example, we can say that a job is a 'piece of cake'. We are not talking about dessert! 'Piece of cake' is an idiom for 'easy', so when we say a job is a piece of cake, we mean that it is an easy job.
Friday, May 07, 2010
It’s not the long words in English that are confusing, it’s the short ones:
Jack: What kind of stuff are you into?
Jill: I’m really into kickboxing.
(If you’re into it, it means you enjoy it as a kind of hobby.)
Jack: Are you still upset about me breaking your mug?
Jill: No, I’m over it.
(If you’re over it, it means you have stopped being upset about it. Sometimes we say, ‘gotten over it’)
Jack: Fred told me he didn’t know what an MP3 was!
Jill: He’s not really with it, is he?
(If you’re not with it, it means you are not very clever or up-to-date. This phrase is most often used in the negative.)
Jack: Can I borrow your iPad?
Jill: Sure. I’m done with it for today.
(If you’re done with it, it means you are finished with it. We sometimes say, ‘through with it’ as an alternative.)
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The answer is 'pronunciation'. And it is pronounced the way it is spelled.
Did you know that 'misspelling' is one of the most misspelled words?
And mispronunciation is one of the most mispronounced words!
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